The ossec-monitord daemon monitors agent connectivity and compress daily log files. ossec-monitord is configured in ossec.conf. (see ossec.conf: Localfile options)

ossec-monitord argument options

-c <config>

Run ossec-monitord using <config> as the configuration file.

Default: /var/ossec/etc/ossec.conf

-D <dir>

Chroot to <dir>.

Default: /var/ossec


Execute ossec-monitord in debug mode. This option can be used multiple times to increase the verbosity of the debug messages.


Run ossec-monitord in the foreground.

-g <group>

Run ossec-monitord as <group>.


Display the help message.


Test configuration.

-u <user>

Run ossec-monitord as <user>.

Default: ossecm


Version and license information.

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